Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
is live in new york where one long island town agreed to take on the a major part of the hurricane sandy cleanup. rick? >> reporter: if you're wondering what happened to all those cars damaged by hurricane sandy. we have the answer for you out here on the east end of long island. tens of thousands of vehicles. why they're here and where they're headed coming up next jon: right now, prosecutors resting their case against the 12-year-old california boy charged with killing his neo-nazi father. rick folbaum is following this story from our new york newsroom. rick? >> a couple of interesting things in this case, jon. this is a case that may wrap up very quickly. first of all the defense team has withdrawn its plea of insanity in this case. they originally put in a plea that this young boy, joseph hall, did not know what he was doing at the time that he shot his father in the head about two years ago. they have now withdrawn that and they're saying instead that they have would like the judge in this case to throw it out because in their mind the prosecution has not adequately proved its case.
Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
that you get these last minute pieces of legislation like the fiscal cliff deal or the hurricane sandy legislation which are full of tax breaks for puerto rican rum and hollywood and nascar and, you know, limousines and so on and thi only people find out about after the fact because at 12:01 a.m., when the thing already been enacted. this is a lousy way to run the government and the democrats under leader harry reid have on responsible for this and yet you could look long and hard from mainstream media commentary on this. jon: ellen? >> i agree with jim, you know, it has been, this has been let go but let's remember, from 1999 to 2007, there were three times the republicans also didn't pass a budget. would be very interesting to see if there was equal media coverage from that. we didn't go back and take a look at it. but that would be very interesting to take a look at. jon: republicans passed budget on the house side the last two fiscal years. one of them cut $6 trillion in spending from the president's proposed budget. the senate did vote on president obama's budget on may 25th of 20
Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
of the sandy hook mass kufrplt he's using his annual "state of the state" address today to layout his plan. he's looking for an expansion ever the state's existing assault weapons ban to include more types of firearms. a limit on the size of bullet clips or magazine has allow someone to fire off hundreds of rounds in mere seconds. he also wants sales of large quantities of ammunition to be flagged to law enforcement and he's calling for background checks to include a closer look at mental health records, something william was just mentioning. he also wants harsher sentences for those who commit crimes using guns. after a huge outcry cuomo who himself is a rifle owner has backed away from comments he made last month that the state may simply have to confiscate people's assault weapons. he's hoping to pass these measures with the help of state lawmakers, though he's not getting the support of republicans who are very influential in the state legislature. jenna: rick, thank you. jon: just in, new problems for boeing as a pair of its brand-new dreamliner jets run into problems at boston's logan ai